Services During Pregnancy

Some common conditions that we can address during pregnancy include:

  • Back pain

  • Pubic bone pain

  • Tailbone pain

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Pelvic pressure/heaviness

  • Painful intercourse

  • Abdominal separation (Diastasis Recti)

  • Scar adhesions (Cesarean or perineal)

 

Treatment is focused on restoring optimal muscle tone, strength, coordination, and flexibility in the surrounding pelvic musculature of the back, abdomen, thighs, and pelvic floor using various manual therapy techniques and exercises.  

 

We can work on the pelvic floor muscles and perineal scar tissue to prevent perineal tearing as well as address any previous cesarean scar tissue to improve your chances of a successful vaginal delivery (VBAC).  We can also address appropriate posture, body mechanics, and core stability to prepare you for the increased demands of caring for a baby.  Biofeedback is another tool we can use to assess your pelvic floor and transverse abdominus muscles (see biofeedback info above).  You will also be given a home exercise program to maintain your progress in between sessions.

 

If any of the treatment techniques would be best performed with you lying on your stomach I have a pregnancy cushion that I can bring to use during your treatment session that allows you to lie on your stomach, which is much appreciated during pregnancy since you likely haven't been able to lie on your stomach for months.

 

Orange County physical therapy services in your home for pregnancy, postpartum, & pelvic conditions

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